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Celebrate the season, spread some cheer, get something great.


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- Enjoy your goodies, say Thanks and Yay.

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Questions
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Rec for five awesome Urban Fantasy/paranormal novels (not too romance-y, please).

Seanan McGuire's October Daye series: Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses, One Salt Sea, Ashes of Honor, and there's four more expected over the next four years.

Awesome! This was one of my wishes and I can't wait to sink my teeth into these. THANK YOU!

(no subject) - havemy_heart, 2012-12-02 07:24 pm (UTC)(Expand)
(no subject) - downjune, 2012-12-01 09:39 pm (UTC)(Expand)
(no subject) - havemy_heart, 2012-12-02 07:21 pm (UTC)(Expand)
(no subject) - quickreaver, 2012-12-02 08:09 pm (UTC)(Expand)
Any covers for the song My Favorite Things.

My Favorite Things - Tony Bennet

I snagged this. Thank you!

→ Rec(s) for interesting historical non-fiction books.

Dear Wisher,

I happily submit for your perusal this tag I use for posting about books I've read. All non-fiction. Currently up to 18 posts; each post includes at least two discrete titles, all attendant information, and a short review.

Hopefully you'll find something[s] that piques your interest!

this was my wish and holy shitballs, dude, that's a lot of recs. exciting! thank you! the way you do your recs is really helpful to me, too.

(also, my mom read the hare with amber eyes for her book club. i may or may not have skimmed through it. depressing but TOTALLY FASCINATING.)

(no subject) - drvsilla, 2012-12-02 03:17 pm (UTC)(Expand)
Book recommendations for science fiction or fantasy with strong, original plots *and* good characterization and a focus on relationships and character development.

M K Wren - The House of the Wolf, Sword of the Lamb and Shadow of the Swan trilogy. Reminiscent of Dune but less dense. A beautiful dynastic love story set against a feudal space empire in crisis.

Mary Doria Russell - The Sparrow and its sequel, Children of God. Fabulous first contact situation.

Anything by Orson Scott Card but especially the Ender series. All his books are character based but have strong engaging plots. If you haven't read them already, start with Ender's Game.

Dan Simmons - Hyperion, Endymion series. Mysterious and plotty, but very much about the people.

Sydney Van Scyoc - Bluesong, Darkchild, Drowntide and Starsilk. There is something very beautiful about these books, lyrical.

More fantasy than sci fi - Sharon Shinn's series about the angels. I think the first in the series is Archangel, followed by Jovah's Angel then The Alleluia Files.



Thank you so much! :-) These sound great - I can't wait to check them out. Awesome!

(no subject) - blindmadness, 2012-12-11 11:07 pm (UTC)(Expand)
(no subject) - amberdreams, 2012-12-12 09:45 am (UTC)(Expand)
Fave holiday dessert recipe.

Here are my two favorites:

Cinnamon Pumpkin Flan
(really easy. the hardest part is caramelizing the sugar at the beginning. it makes a great alternative to pumpkin pie)

and

Flourless Chocolate Cake
(don't be intimidated by this recipe. it's easier than it looks - just kind of pot/pan intensive.)

Both recipes are on my recipe lj, which I've been using for about a decade to collect family recipes and interesting ones that I might want to try some day. Feel free to browse around and see if anything else tickles your fancy! And feel free to ask me any question, especially about the two recipes linked above - I've been making both for a very long time :)

I'm the wisher, but thank you for the flourless chocolate cake recipe!!

(no subject) - quickreaver, 2012-12-01 08:28 pm (UTC)(Expand)
(no subject) - faithgrowsold, 2012-12-02 10:10 pm (UTC)(Expand)
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This was my wish -- THANK YOU!!
OMG WEEZER!! <33333333
I've never heard a couple versions of some of these classics, I'm looking forward to listening!
THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!

(no subject) - heard_the_owl, 2012-12-06 03:28 pm (UTC)(Expand)

p4, authentic Czech recipes

p4, authentic Czech recipes
even some holiday recipes in the first link;)
www.foodbycountry.com/Algeria-to-France/Czech-Republic.html
czechunderscope.com/culture/czech-cuisine/czech-recipes/lng/en/
http://www.my-prague-sights.com/czech-recipes.html

Re: p4, authentic Czech recipes

Thank You!

Re: p4, authentic Czech recipes - vexed_wench, 2012-12-01 10:28 pm (UTC)(Expand)
Recipe for "cute" holiday food - can be any holiday of the year - I like to try out new things on my faculty, they'll eat anything.

Dear Holiday Cook,

Christmas (food and some DIY stuff)

Easter/Spring

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Those are my 'Holiday" boards I have oddles more with tons of food as well. Hop you find something you like.

Edited at 2012-12-01 05:32 pm (UTC)

\0/ This was my wish!! I'm going to browse your boards and try out some new things at school. *beams*

(no subject) - vexed_wench, 2012-12-04 06:50 pm (UTC)(Expand)
A list of the top 10 best books you have ever read, any genre.

10 books. These aren't necessarily the best books in the world, or even my ten favourites, but they're the ones that if I could save only ten books I'd save. They've stuck with me as I've moved, and inspired me completely. I hope you enjoy. I've included the reasons I love it. (They're in no particular order)

Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Doestoyevsky. To me, still the best realised and most vividly depicted portrait of a man gripped by madness, and the conflicting ideals between what he's convinced himself is right, and between what he knows within himself is right. There's so much in this book, packed so tight, every moment of interaction forms the most perfect tangible story.

The Iliad - Homer. Hey, a girl's allowed her guilty pretensions! This stays with me because on a reread you get how hollow Homer knows what he's describing is, there's a great emptiness behind Achilles, there's no glorification of war, but there is a very physical love and appreciation of it, and a crude understanding of human pyschology that works still.

Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami Twisty, compelling and beautiful, his finest work to me (though he's written some excellent other books.) The sensuousness and the bleakness of the world get described by turns, and the story is fascinating.

The Evil Cradling - Brian Keenan. The only true story on this list, and also one of the only books that has ever made me cry. The poetry of his prose, his absolute keen vision, and the nature and extent of his compassion and empathy mean that I can never go too long without rereading this book.

Both books of The Captal's Trilogy (the third one doesn't exist sadly) by Melanie Rawn. Seems a bit out of place, but I adore her worldbuilding, her grasp and comprehension of how people can hurt and still live and fight and breathe. I value it very much.

[Other five under the cut]
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien. No matter how many years pass, this book means something to me that few others can match. Every page has a new revelation, a new glimpse into how deep Tolkien's world is, and the values that he holds dear are very powerful.

King Rat - James Clavell A book of people- of how people can be good and bad and morally grey all at the same time. How kindness can mean so much. A complex piece of characterisation, wrapped in a hollow shell of awful things.


When We Were Orphans (and The Remains of the Day) - Kazuo Ishiguro. Sombre, compelling, minute studies into people. His sense of time and place is so great and so enfolding that I get drawn into and often completely lost. I just feel like the artistry is complete when he writes.

The Lantern Bearers- Rosemary Sutcliff. A relatively new addition to my favourites. I read it first as a child but didn't get the nuances and the compelling quality that lay behind it. I just knew that it spoke to something deep in me. I forgot about it for years and when I read it again as an adult, it still clicked instantly and I knew how much the main character meant to me.

This last one is cheating because it's a series but the Aubrey-Maturin books by Patrick O'Brian for me, need to be taken as a whole. They tell the best stories, in the best fashion with two of the most lovable characters ever created. There's enough of them to really sink your teeth into, and the description is a joy. They're my comfort reads that I come back to time and time again.



Edited at 2012-12-01 05:37 pm (UTC)

Awesome list! Thank you! I will totally look into them :D

(no subject) - stripytights, 2012-12-01 07:00 pm (UTC)(Expand)
Yay! These look great, thank you so much!!

Wish:Free, mac-compatible software for writing novels. You know, those handy programs with all those nifty tools to help you get the plot out.

I have iProcrastinate for full on novel writing.

I'll do a little more research because I'm looking for a few myself and love comparison shopping. =)

I use "Jers Novel Writer" it's free though it reminds you every now and then to donate. I really love it, it's perfect for long and complicated stories!

You should take a look :)

(no subject) - 888mph, 2012-12-03 10:45 pm (UTC)(Expand)
(no subject) - 888mph, 2012-12-03 10:44 pm (UTC)(Expand)
Funny Christmas card for atheists.

http://www.cafepress.com/+newtonmas_cards_pk_of_10,41951391 --I suspect this of being not what you wanted, but the graphic I was thinking of when I dibsed doesn't seem to be there anymore. :(

(wish on page 2) Links for good sites for reference images, mainly human body

I find this really useful and I hope you do too!

I'm not the original prompter, but thank you! That looks really useful! :D

(no subject) - 888mph, 2012-12-03 10:46 pm (UTC)(Expand)

A link to the fanfic(s) that sucked you into Sam/Dean.

Dear Wisher;

I am a SPN gen!girl who accidentally tripped and fell into Sam/Dean. ;) I resisted for so long TBH I have no idea why anymore. Among other things, I blame this fic.

Title: American Myth
Author: candle_beck
Rating, Word Count: Sam/Dean, R, 14043 words.
Summary: As long as you have a car, you are free, and other lies my country taught me.

It was the podfic version that first trapped me, but I find I like reading AND listening to this one (usually I don't do both). I still re-read & re-listen to candle_beck's stuff.
I'm pretty sure anyone who likes Sam/Dean has read their stuff, but there you go. :D

Re: A link to the fanfic(s) that sucked you into Sam/Dean.

Thank you! I'm pretty new to the SPN fandom (arrived 3 months ago), so I'm still searching out the classics, and hadn't come across candle_beck yet. I'm really excited to read the fic that managed to pull you in!

Eggnog Recipes

Eggnog Recipes

Old Fashioned eggnog (cooked version) makes 12servings

4 cups milk
5 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
12 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups light rum
4 cups light cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:
1. Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.

2. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour.

3. Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Re: Eggnog Recipes

Oh my, this sounds delicious!! Thank you. :)

Re: Eggnog Recipes - dolnmoon, 2012-12-01 07:14 pm (UTC)(Expand)
Re: Eggnog Recipes - tielan, 2013-01-31 12:17 am (UTC)(Expand)
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